The Workshops Rail Museum

Mate, Geraldine, and Moritz, Andrew (2011) The Workshops Rail Museum. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series, 5 (1). pp. 179-192.

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The Workshops Rail Museum was established in 2002 as part of the repurposing of the site of the Ipswich Railway Workshops after the transfer of most functions to the Redbank Workshops by 1997. The museum has engaged with the context of the site, capitalising on the historic setting and connecting with the working life of the workshops to create a unique experience for visitors. That experience encompasses the rail history of Queensland, rail technology (particularly locomotives and carriages) and the industrial history and continuing working operations at the site of the Ipswich Railway Workshops. The site also continues to act as a hub for community in Ipswich, hosting community events and welcoming local, regional, interstate and international visitors.

Item ID: 31911
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1440-4788
Keywords: rail; museum; workshops; event; history; visitor; display; community; industrial; heritage
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Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 02:57
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl Industrial Archaeology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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